4/3. Laura Peterson and Bradley Jackson
The Morning Show surprised many viewers when, during the third episode of the second season, Bradley Jackson kissed Laura Peterson in the car after an episode spent together in Iowa.
Bradley’s journey as an older woman finally unpacking her internalized homophobia and realizing what she wants out of her life was refreshing to see, and stood out as a highlight of queer TV in 2021. Her storyline was a stark reminder that coming out narratives are necessary, and can have a great impact when done properly.
Laura Peterson was a stand-out character of The Morning Show‘s second season, and it’s no surprise that she ended up on this list. She embodied meaningful representation, especially in providing a stable character for the show to lean on to ground many of its more outrageous scenes and characters. In one of the last episodes, it was incredible to watch her finally forgive Alex for outing her in the 90s, allowing Laura to finally move on from the trauma that situation caused her.
Though there’s no news yet on a third season renewal, I’m incredibly excited to see where this relationship takes these characters in the future.